The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) provides legal advice and support to the Attorney General and the Solicitor General (the Law Officers) who give legal advice to government. The AGO helps the Law Officers perform other duties in the public interest, such as looking at sentences which may be too low.
Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
|Jul. 18||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 25||Urgent Questions||Legal Advice: Prorogation|
|Jul. 18||Written Statements||Trailer Safety Report|
|Jul. 23||Westminster Hall||Transport Links: Nottinghamshire|
|Dec. 11||Adjournment Debate||Shooting of Abdulkarim Boudiaf|
|Jan. 28||Serial immigration fraudster jailed for longer||News and Communications|
|Jan. 23||Rapist has sentence increased at Court of Appeal||News and Communications|
|Jan. 23||GLD, AGO, HMCPSI: transactions over £25,000: November 2019||Transparency|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|16 Jan 2020, 4:03 p.m.||Cybercrime: Prosecutions||Andrew Bowie|
What recent progress the CPS has made on tackling online crime.
Answer (Michael Ellis)
The CPS is committed to robustly prosecuting online crime cases, including offline offences with online elements.
In December, the CPS successfully prosecuted three men who, via fake accounts on an online dating platform, met victims to inflict horrendous violent and homophobic abuse. The defendants received significant custodial sentences of between 15 and 17 years.